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Encyclopedia > List of countries by suicide rate
World map of suicide rates per 100,000.
World map of suicide rates per 100,000.
Suicide
History of suicide
List of suicides
Suicide rate
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Types of suicide
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Cult suicide | Euthanasia
Familicide | Forced suicide
Internet suicide | Mass suicide
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Suicide by cop | Teenage suicide
Extended suicide
Related phenomena
Parasuicide | Self-harm
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The following is a List of suicide rates by country according to data from the World Health Organization in which a country's rank is determined by its total rate of suicides. Male and female suicide rates are out of total male population and total female population, respectively (e.g. total male population divided by total number of male suicides). The total rate of suicides is based on the total number of suicides divided by the total population rather than merely the average of the male and female suicide rates, because the gender ratio in many countries is not 1:1. Year refers to the most recent year that data was available for a particular country. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Suicide has been committed by people from all walks of life since the beginning of known history. ... This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy certain standards for completeness. ... Modern medical views on suicide consider suicide to be a mental health issue. ... Various human cultures may have views on suicide not directly or solely linked to religious views of suicide. ... This page concerns suicide. ... In ethics and other branches of philosophy suicide poses a difficult question, answered differently by philosophers from different times and traditions. ... There are a variety of religious views of suicide. ... For the 1987 film, see Right to Die (film) The term right to die refers to various issues around the death of an individual when that person could continue to live with the aid of life support, or in a diminished or enfeebled capacity. ... A suicide crisis, suicidal crisis, or potential suicide, is a situation in which a person is attempting to kill himself or is seriously contemplating or planning to do so. ... Modern medical views on suicide consider suicide to be a mental health issue rather than allowing that individuals can make a sane or reasoned choice to take their own life. ... Various suicide prevention strategies have been used: Promoting mental resilience through optimism and connectedness. ... As a suicide prevention initiative, this sign on the Golden Gate Bridge promotes a special telephone that connects to a crisis hotline. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A suicide method is any means by which a person purposely kills him- or herself. ... A copycat suicide is defined as a duplication or copycat of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media. ... Cult suicide is that phenomenon by which some cults, have led to their membership committing suicide. ... For mercy killings not performed on humans, see Animal euthanasia. ... A familicide is a type of murder or murder-suicide in which at least one spouse and one or more children are killed. ... Forced suicide is a method of execution where the victim is given the choice of committing suicide or facing an alternative they perceive as worse, such as suffering torture; having friends or family members imprisoned, tortured or killed; or losing honor, position or means. ... An Internet suicide is a suicide pact made between individuals who meet on the Internet. ... Mass suicide occurs when a number of people kill themselves together with one another or for the same reason and is usually connected to a real or perceived persecution. ... A murder suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons immediately before, or while killing himself. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... A suicide attack is an attack on a military or civilian target, in which an attacker intends to kill others, and knows that they will either certainly or most likely die in the process (see suicide). ... A suicide pact describes the suicides of two or more individuals in an agreed-upon plan. ... Suicide-by-cop is a suicide method in which someone deliberately acts in a threatening way towards a law enforcement officer, with the main goal of provoking a lethal response (e. ... Teenage suicide is the self-killing of a teenager. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to ones own body. ... Suicidal ideation is common medical term for the mere thoughts about and of plans of committing suicide, not the actual following through or act itself. ... A suicide note is a message left by someone who later attempts or commits suicide. ... WHO redirects here. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ...


This list should be used with caution. Little data is available documenting suicide rates in Africa, and the Middle East. Even in countries where cause-of-death data is collected systematically, differing societal attitudes toward suicide may impact the recorded figures (e.g., misreporting a suicide as an accidental death out of deference for the bereaved). Also, due to the highly corrupt police forces in Eastern Europe, many murders are written off as suicides. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...

Suicides per 100,000 people per year:[1][2]
Rank Country Year Males Females Total
1. Flag of Lithuania Lithuania[3][4] 2005 68.1 12.9 38.6
2. Flag of Belarus Belarus 2003 63.3 10.3 35.1
3. Flag of Russia Russia 2004 61.6 10.7 34.3
4. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2003 51.0 8.9 29.2
5. Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 2003 45.0 12.0 28.1
6. Flag of Hungary Hungary 2003 44.9 12.0 27.7
7. Flag of Guyana Guyana 2003 42.5 12.1 27.2
8. Flag of Latvia Latvia 2004 42.9 8.5 24.3
9. Flag of Japan Japan 2004 35.6 12.8 24.0
10. Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 2004 43.0 7.3 23.8
11. Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1996 NA NA 21.6
12. Flag of Belgium Belgium 1997 31.2 11.4 21.1
13. Flag of Finland Finland 2004 31.7 9.4 20.3
13. Flag of Estonia Estonia 2005 35.5 7.3 20.3
15. Flag of Croatia Croatia 2004 30.2 9.8 19.6
16. Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 2002 28.8 10.4 19.3
17. Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, China 2004 25.2 12.4 18.6
18. Flag of Cuba Cuba 1996 24.5 12.0 18.3
19. Flag of France France 2003 27.5 9.1 18
20. Flag of Austria Austria 2003 27.1 9.3 17.9
20. Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea 2002 24.7 11.2 17.9
22. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 2004 23.7 11.3 17.4
23. Flag of Moldova Republic of Moldova 2004 29.3 5.2 16.7
24. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2004 25.9 5.7 15.5
24. Flag of Poland Poland 2002 26.6 5.0 15.5
26. Flag of Romania Romania 2002 23.9 4.7 14.1
27. Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 2003 21.0 7.3 14.0
28. Flag of the People's Republic of China China (selected areas) 1999 13.0 14.8 13.9
29. Flag of Denmark Denmark 2000 20.2 7.2 13.6
30. Flag of Germany Germany 2001 20.4 7.0 13.5
31. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 2002 23.6 3.6 13.3
32. Flag of Sweden Sweden 2002 19.5 7.1 13.2
32. Flag of the Seychelles Seychelles 1998 NA NA 13.2
34. Flag of Australia Australia 2001 20.1 5.3 12.7
34. Flag of Ireland Ireland 2001 21.4 4.1 12.7
36. Flag of Iceland Iceland 2001 19.6 5.6 12.6
37. Flag of Canada Canada 2001 18.7 5.2 11.9
37. Flag of Mauritius Mauritius 2000 18.8 5.2 11.9
37. Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 2000 19.8 4.2 11.9
37. Flag of Suriname Suriname 1992 16.6 7.2 11.9
41. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991 20.3 3.3 11.8
42. Flag of Portugal Portugal 2002 18.9 4.9 11.7
43. Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1994 17.4 5 11.6
44. Flag of Norway Norway 2004 15.8 7.3 11.5
45. Flag of the United States United States 2002 17.9 4.2 11.0
46. Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 2003 18.5 3.5 10.9
47. Flag of India India 1998 12.2 9.1 10.7
48. Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 1990 16.6 4.2 10.3
49. Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 2003 16.1 3.2 9.6
50. Flag of Singapore Singapore 2002 11.4 7.6 9.5
51. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 2003 12.7 5.9 9.2
52. Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1992 16.1 1.9 8.7
53. Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 1998 13.8 3.5 8.6
54. Flag of Spain Spain 2002 12.6 3.9 8.2
55. Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 1993 10.4 5.5 7.9
55. Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1990 10.6 5.2 7.9
57. Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 2002 10.4 5 7.7
58. Flag of the Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 2000 10.3 4.5 7.4
59. Flag of Italy Italy 2002 11.4 3.1 7.1
60. Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 2004 10.8 3.3 7.0
61. Flag of Barbados Barbados 1995 9.5 3.7 6.5
61. Flag of Belize Belize 1995 12.1 0.9 6.5
63. Flag of Argentina Argentina 1996 9.9 3.0 6.4
64. Flag of Panama Panama 2003 11.1 1.4 6.3
65. Flag of Israel Israel 2003 10.4 2.1 6.2
65. Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 2002 9.3 3.1 6.2
67. Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 1995 9.7 2.1 5.9
68. Flag of Chile Chile 1994 10.2 1.4 5.7
69. Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 1994 8.3 1.9 5.1
70. Flag of Malta Malta 2003 8.6 1.5 5.0
71. Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 1995 6.4 3.2 4.8
72. Flag of Brazil Brazil 1995 6.6 1.8 4.1
73. Flag of Albania Albania 2003 4.7 3.3 4
73. Flag of Thailand Thailand 1994 5.6 2.4 4
75. Flag of Colombia Colombia 1994 5.5 1.5 3.5
76. Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 1994 4.7 2.2 3.4
76. Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2003 6.8 0 3.4
78. Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 1988 4.9 0.5 3.1
78. Flag of Mexico Mexico 1995 5.4 1.0 3.1
80. Flag of Greece Greece 2002 4.7 1.2 2.9
81. Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 2001 2.9 2.3 2.6
82. Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 1994 3.4 1.2 2.3
83. Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 2001 3.4 1.1 2.2
84. Flag of the Philippines Philippines 1993 2.5 1.7 2.1
84. Flag of Guatemala Guatemala 2003 3.4 0.9 2.1
86. Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 2002 2.5 1.4 2.0
87. Flag of Armenia Armenia 2003 3.2 0.5 1.8
88. Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2002 1.8 0.5 1.1
88. Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas 1995 2.2 0 1.1
90. Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 1987 0 1.8 0.9
90. Flag of Peru Peru 2000 1.1 0.6 0.9
92. Flag of Iran Iran 1991 0.3 0.1 0.2
93. Flag of Syria Syria 1985 0.2 0.0 0.1
93. Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 1990 0.3 0 0.1
95. Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 1995 0 0 0
95. Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1994 0 0 0
95. Flag of Egypt Egypt 1987 0.1 0 0
95. Flag of Honduras Honduras 1978 0 0 0
95. Flag of Jordan Jordan 1979 0 0 0
95. St. Kitts and Nevis 1995 0 0 0

Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guyana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Hong Kong (香港; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2; Yale: heūng góng; pinyin: Xiānggǎng; Wade-Giles: Hsiang-kang) is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Seychelles. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macedonia. ... For an explanation of terms related to Macedonia, see Macedonia (terminology). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Albania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sao_Tome_and_Principe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jordan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Table of WHO suicide rates by gender
  2. ^ WHO country reports and charts for suicide rates
  3. ^ (Lithuanian) Lithuanian suicide rate graph as of 2005
  4. ^ (Lithuanian) Official report on death causes in Lithuania

 
 

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